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    Call me The Breeze I_bRAD's Avatar
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    Wheelbuilding course in Toronto?

    Anyone know of courses in or near Toronto? I'm looking to finally get into this.

    TIA

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    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Thanks... I've already read all the usual online sources and was pretty confident to get started... then I saw the thread a couple of days ago on the road bike forum where the guys home-built wheels self destructed at 18mph and I started to think it might be good to have someone show me some tips the first time 'round!


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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Anyone know of courses in or near Toronto? I'm looking to finally get into this.

    TIA
    If you don't mind making the trip out to Oakville, (right on the Mississauga boundary,) I can get you the parts and guide you through a build in my shop.
    Location and contact info here. www.boomerbicycle.ca
    Dan Burkhart

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    Jonnys ilegitimate Father cavernmech's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Anyone know of courses in or near Toronto? I'm looking to finally get into this.

    TIA
    Jay out at Winterbourne Cycles in Guelph is now offering pro mechanics courses..including wheelbuilding. If you are in T.O. and have what you need you can come by some evening when I am building and we can go thru it together. P.M. me if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Thanks... I've already read all the usual online sources and was pretty confident to get started... then I saw the thread a couple of days ago on the road bike forum where the guys home-built wheels self destructed at 18mph and I started to think it might be good to have someone show me some tips the first time 'round!

    Wheelbuilding isn't all that difficult; if you have an eye for detail, and are patient, and have just a modicum of dexterity, you should have no problems. There are many fine treatises on the subject (Roger Musson, Gerd Schraner, Jobst Brandt, Sheldon Brown et al.)

    If you're that worried, you could always have your LBS check your handiwork before you take your life in your hands. That being said, there's nothing like hurtling down a hill at 40mph for the first time on a home-built wheel-set to get the adrenaline flowing…



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    Quote Originally Posted by cavernmech
    If you are in T.O. and have what you need you can come by some evening when I am building and we can go thru it together. P.M. me if you are interested.
    FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD
    Anyone know of courses in or near Toronto? I'm looking to finally get into this.

    TIA
    You really can teach yourself wheelbuilding with the proper written materials. But I understand that "hands-on" teaching works better for some people. So you might want to consider this video wheelbuilding resource. I've never actually seen the video, so I can't tell you how good it is.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=11049

    Bob

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    i have to say... talk with the guy from WINTERBORN at guelph he can help u out, sometimes he makes classes and stuff...

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